TEHRAN (defapress)- Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif referred to the support rendered by the world powers to the Iraqi-imposed war against Iran in 1980-1988, stressing Tehran's efforts to establish peace and tranquility in the world.
News ID: 78782
Publish Date: 22September 2019 - 17:56
"9/22/1980 is a dark day for the Iranians as it marks Saddam's invasion - with the support of global powers. Our region has been in turmoil ever since. We want to make 9/22 a day of peace- not war," Zarif wrote on his twitter page on Sunday.
He referred to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani's initiative to launch a "Coalition for Hope: Hormuz Peace Endeavour", and said more details will be presented at the UN General Assembly by President Rouhani and his team.
Earlier today, President Rouhani said that Iran would raise the initiative of Peace at the UN General Assembly.
He said that Iran will present an initiative to the UN General Assembly on safeguarding peace in the Persian Gulf, the Sea of Oman and the Strait of Hormuz together with regional states.
Iran will announce to the world that foreign forces' presence is trouble making and dangerous to the region, international waterways, security of the shipping, oil and energy, the president said.
Iran's path is to create unity and coordination among regional countries, Rouhani said, adding that those who want to attribute regional incidents to Iran are repeating their lies.
If they are telling the truth and they aim to safeguard peace in the region, they should not send arms, planes, bombs and dangerous weaponry to the region.
If they are right, they should not stir up arms race in the region, Rouhani said, adding that if they are really seeking security, they should distance from the region.